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FOX News
Nov 26, 2013 6:00am PST
obama hitting his critics on iran. saying it's easy to bluster. john bolton is here to respond to that in minutes. >> reporter: new reaction from the wife of this american pastor who is jailed in iran and wanted to be home with his family this christmas. she is calling out the white house on this and said she could have made her husband part of the deal. bill: the mother of a girl who took her life and her push for rebecca's law. >> i decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the civil courts against the individual i believe are responsible for my daughter's death. martha: the nuclear deal reached with iran not what the family of the u.s. pastor has been hoping for. he has been locked up in an iranian prison for more than a year now for the crime of practicing christianity. but the state department confirms he was not even mentioned during those u.s. negotiations with iran over the nuclear program. his wife he she believes the government left her husband behind. >> president obama called and asked for his release and the secretary of state asked for his release and iran's rea
FOX News
Nov 13, 2013 6:00am PST
. martha: one of president obama's staunchest supporters saying if americans like their health insurance you have to let them keep it despite the millions of cancellations that have been issued. bill: she is from a state where there has been a million alone. why has she suddenly joined this push to let others keep their plans. >> reporter: there has been an avalanche of concern coming into congress from her state california. that's why feinstein will co-sponsor a bill with mary landrieu of louisiana to force insurance companies to keep offering existing plans. she says since the beginning of december i received 30,842 calls and letters from californians, many of whom are distressed about consolation of their insurance companies and face increased out of pocket costs. too many people are struggling to make end meet. we have to make sure we don't allow unintended consequences to go unaddressed. but there are republicans who aren't so sure the administration is surprised. >> those are not the unintended consequences. those are the intended consequence. >> reporter: there is no word on wheth
FOX News
Nov 14, 2013 6:00am PST
at this. 50%, a full half of the people, think that president obama knowing lied when he said that. 40% said, he didn't know. some might even argue that is worse. almost 0% believe that the -- 60% believed that the administration knew ahead of time millions of people would be kicked off insurance plans because of the law. 35% say the administration did not know. we'll have a whole lot more coming up on those numbers a bit later on. martha: that number is very interesting, 59% think they knew people would be kicked off, we know that they knew and what's really interesting now to watch all the democratic congressman and women and senators saying they're shocked that people were pushed off of their plan if they wanted to keep it when that was in the law all along. the white house knew it and anybody who had taken the time to read that bill would have also seen it in there. so it is pretty incredible. bill: three years ago the president was caught on tape admitting that millions of americans were going to lose their plans. martha: no surprise. no big surprise there. all right a fox news al
FOX News
Nov 19, 2013 6:00am PST
between the obama administration officials that set the stage for a congressional hearing. house republicans believe those officials knew the website was very likely to crash. they brought out a new business consultant. bill: the hearing live on the hill starting our coverage here. who knew what and when. >> reporter: a private consulting team warned white house and health and human services officials last string there would be trouble with the healthcare.gov rollout. the project relied too much on outside contractors and there was no clear definition of success. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and white house chief technology officer todd park were among those briefed about the website and april 4. april 5 at the eisenhower executive office building, a meeting was held inside the white house. two weeks after sebelius was briefed she tried the reassure congress. >> we have the federal house on track and on time. we are moving ahead with marketplaces we'll be individually responsible for and we are working closely with our partners on their timetables for the
FOX News
Nov 25, 2013 6:00am PST
clinic held up at the great success story by president obama is now seeing the cold, hard truth to this thing. laying off workers, slashing their budget to pay for the bills that have been run-up. bill: stuart varney pleading that coverage. first to you, the matter of the cost to the employees. stuart: obamacare forces all of us to get insurance. next year we will have to enroll in an insurance plan, that means far more people will be enrolling in the employment health plan offered by their employer. millions more people will be insured. their employer has to pay for that. that is a big increase in their cost structure. they will raise premiums and raise deductibles to pay for all those people flooding into their systems. that means you, millions of people, will be paying more because of obamacare. bill: just to be clear on this the vast majority of americans will see higher premiums? stuart: yes. bill: and they will see bigger deductibles? stuart: the vast majority of americans who get their health insurance through their employer will see higher premiums but the deductibles ar
FOX News
Nov 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
". >> i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. the obama administration is not actually denying the information. the health and human services department is down playing released documents. let me quote them. they appear to be notes. do not include enrollments, statistics. we will release enrollment stats on monthly basis after coordinating information from different sources paper, online, call centers, verifying with insurers and collecting data from states. martha: byron york, "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. what do you make about the number six. >> now we know why the administration is secretive about the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people. especially democrats, who voted for this. they basically summoned top white house officials including white house chief of staff to capital hill yesterday to explain this. you know they wanted to find
FOX News
Nov 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. there are three basic untruths that president obama told. the first was that you could keep your plan. the second was that you could keep your doctor and the third was the asmg family was going to save an enormous amount of money. none of these three things will prove to be true for a large number. americans. because of that the sort of political case of this whole thing is going to come apart even if the website gets up and running and works perfectly. martha: you look at these hospitals that are not on the plans or on very few plans like cedars-sinai in los angeles, the may oh clinic, the seattle children's hospital are not going to be part of most of these plans. that begs a big question here. is what we are going to end up with sort of a rich medical system and then the poor and middle class medical system and is that what the president had in mind here? >> yes, that was the unspoken secret about obamacare. it was designed to basically tax the middle class and redistribute that money to the poor in terms of expanding medicaid or getting people on bronze plans that are essentially from a. that
FOX News
Nov 29, 2013 6:00am PST
: for obama it has been a source of enormous strain. only 27,000 users took purchase understand online successfully. across november the chief executive offered a different assessment of how much would change by month's end. >> about it end of this month we anticipate it will be working the way it's supposed to. i think it's not possible for me to guarantee that 100 per of the people 100 per of the time going on this website will have a perfectly seamless smooth experience. we are going to have to continue to improve it even after november 30-december 1. >> reporter: officials say by tomorrow 50,000 users should be able to log on at the same time. those stymied by the process will be sent a message telling them when to log in later on. gregg: the obama administrations concerns about the website are still pretty strong. >> reporter: small businesses will not be able to use the website to purchase insurance for their employees until one year from now. it prompted the republican committee chair penperson to cal for obamacare to be scrapped all together and common sense changes brought int
FOX News
Nov 4, 2013 6:00am PST
. is this that kind of moment for president obama? >> not at all. the last person anybody will listen to about obamacare is mitt romney coming architect of obamacare and with president obama. he has his own credibility problems. martha: he is hardly the only person saying this. >> the fact is his plan is the reason we have obamacare. he chose to run for president in 2008. so in 2012 mitt romney rejected romneycare and the voters rejected him as president. martha: the fact is what does it mean to me now? i have got obamacare, promise i would not lose my doctor and lo and behold people are getting kicked off these plans all across america. how does this president turn it around? does he say i own this plan, it is mine, come with me, i will pull you through this? >> two things, martha. that is exactly what he needs to do. what he should have said and what he needs to say now is you can keep your plan if you like it, or you are going to get a better plan with better benefits that cost less. and he needs to get out there and saw that and insurance companies need to be putting that in those letters
FOX News
Nov 8, 2013 6:00am PST
morning. i'm martha maccallum. last night president obama said he should have explained that memorable promise a little bit better and more effectively. >> i regret have much that what i intended to do where people would be moving into better plans because they want them rather than because they were forced into it. i'm sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. bill: there it is for now and what about it? jonas, good morning to you. did he go far enough? >> i don't think so. that sounded like the most passive-aggressive apology we have heard from a president in a while. bill: you say the was too cute, using a passive voice. >> he said we could have been more clear. that implies they were clear about something and they were honest about something, just not clear enough about it when in reality they were clearly dishonest. they said something over and over again were clearly that wasn't true. he can't admit that. this whole statement doesn't jive with the rest of his statement that these aren't the droids you are looking for. i don't think
FOX News
Nov 20, 2013 6:00am PST
was manipulated to make president obama look good just before the election. the unemployment rate went from 8.1 to 7.8. it was a huge boost at the time for the president because it looked like the jobs market was starting to turn around. some people believed it did in the ensuing month. it became a major talking point throughout the 30 days of the campaign. >> this morning we found out the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. after losing 800,000 jobs a month when i took office. our businesses added 5.2 million new jobs the past two years. friday we found out the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.2% to 7.8%, the lowest since i took office. we created jobs and we are making progress. march report census bureau asked the inspector general to look into these allegations. here is chairman darrell issa. >> we want to know if there is a problem at census. that problem is serious if the controls aren't there to make sure there us a check and balance, we take responsibilities for the 10-year census and month after month those numbers are critical to our economy and
FOX News
Nov 22, 2013 6:00am PST
blocking president obama's nominee for them. that court considers a lot of things that the president does when they are challenges legally. the president has issued some controversial new rule for the environmental protection agency on limiting emissions. it's going to end up in that court. the president wanted his judges on that court to rule favorably for him. republicans had been block him. now those judges will go through. it will make a huge difference in the environment and policy areas. martha: president obama clearly change his tune on the controversial nuclear option tactic. while he applaud it yesterday hear what he said in 2005. >> at the end of the day they expect both parties to work together to get the people's business done. what they don't expect is for one party be it republican or democrat to change the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told some sit down and keep quiet. march where vice president joe biden and harry reid all slammed the move when the shy was on the other foot. bill: mitch mcconnell talking i
FOX News
Nov 27, 2013 6:00am PST
joins us in 10 minutes. after the botched healthcare rollout the obama administration says things are definitely on track to fix the obamacare website by the self-imposed deadline by november 30. but they are questioning whether meeting that deadline will make the problems go away. james, the white house is trying to get back on the outing the benefits that aids to the president say obamacare is already delivering. correct? >> good morning and happy holidays to you. the president telling the american people that the u.s. stands poised to add health coverage for millions of people. visiting the dreamworks animation studio of, president obama perhaps in need of some transformational hollywood magic of his own said the rollout of obamacare was rough but the law is quote in part responsible for positive change already. >> healthcare costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years. and that means that if the studios of here, your employers aren't having to spend as much on healthcare, they can hire more folks and reinvest more in the business and couple with those cool technologies.
FOX News
Nov 7, 2013 6:00am PST
the same day fit weren't for obama care? the count is going to get much higher than that. we'll have these cancellations going into 2014. martha: charles payne joins me right now. what do you make of that exchange? >> it's realistic. insurance companies are in business to get people on their policy, not to kick them off. i think probably more important is that this is going to continue. in fact there was a report out not too long ago about last week. the duke university up to 120 million people could actually see their plans canceled. of that, 50 million probably permanently lose. it won't even be a replacement plan for them. martha: think about the language used by the administration going back to if you like your insurance plan you can keep it. we like your insurance company, too, as a suggestion. if you are happy with each other and your relationships, no problem. now you have got the language of bad apple insurers. substandard plans. your insurance company threw you off that plan. the plan is not valid. if it doesn't cover the 10 points that have to be in there the plan is litera
FOX News
Nov 15, 2013 6:00am PST
: this fox news alert, a huge moment in this presidency as obama tries to dig his signature legislation out of a very deep hole. 5 million people have lost their health insurance as a result of this plan. the president attempted to come clean on this plan yesterday. >> plans twhoobt cancelled into 2014 and americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to reenroll in the same kind of plan. welcome to america's newsroom. i'm martha maccallum. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. >> the only way to fully protect the american people is to scrap this slaw once and for all. there is no way to fix this. gregg: top insurers say allowing americans to keep their old plan for a year will only make things worse. >> the president can't unravel the chaos created by obamacare. particularly in 31 days. it tooked the insurance companies months to get ready for this. they have to write a letter to every policyholder explaining the difference between the benefits of their old plan and the plan they have today. martha: byron york is here on the political fallout. then we are start with stuart varney of varney and c
FOX News
Nov 11, 2013 6:00am PST
it will play bigger now. it certainly hurts president obama in terms of, you know, coming out saying if you like your plan and can keep it, that clearly not being the case so i wouldn't minimize that but as a political issue we have to see, also look, if the administration is somehow able to fix this problem, that commit gait it as well. martha: i don't think, let's play debbie wasserman-schultz from overthe weekend. i want to get your thoughts on this sound bite. let's play night the peace of mind, those americans are going to have knowing they could never be dropped, denied coverage for the preexisting condition, preventative care without co-pay or deductible those are benefits americans are feeling and will increasingly feel as obamacare is fully implemented. i think, candy, democratic candidates will be able to run on obamacare as an advantage, leading into the 2014 election. martha: that is interesting. i mean how many democrats do you think at this point, brad, i want to get kirsten's reaction, will run on success and peace of mind is not a phrase i heard associated with this so far y
FOX News
Nov 12, 2013 6:00am PST
. the obama administration defines an enrollee as someone who paid for obamacare insurance or put that in their shopping cart online and not necessarily paid for it. if you look at the number of people insured between 40 million to 50 million. a recent gallup poll shows 70 per of those insured aren't interested in signing up. it's also a matter of insured people not being interested in the program. bill: the uninsured are not interested in signing up. why? >> a, they didn't make health insurance their priority before because they are young and they don't feel like they need it or b will be they can't afford it. we have seen through the sticker shock on the palm care exchanges and the increase in premiums on the individual market or dropped plans that people still can't afford the health insurance they had before. you combine that with the problems with the state exchanges combining that with the federal exchanges and people said i was happy without insurance before. obamacare isn't make it it cheaper for me and i'm not going to sign up. bill: 10 times more people have had their in
FOX News
Nov 18, 2013 6:00am PST
of the controversy. bill: democrats playing defense over the weekend on obama-care. for good reason. kirsten powers, katy pavlich, both fox news contributors. good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: first a clip from nancy pelosi from march of 2010, just before obamacare was passed. >> but we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy. >> two weeks later, it was passed into law. she was challenged on that over the weekend on "meet the press." here is the answer to that specifically. >> i stand by what i said there. when people see what is in the bill they will like it and they will. around so while there's a lot of hoop dedo and ado, that is very appropriate. took a great deal for to us pass this bill. i said if we go up to the gate and gate is locked unlock the gate, if we can't do that we'll climb the fence if the fence is too high we'll pole vault in, if we can't do that we'll helicopter in and we'll get it done. >> the answer went on from there. katy, is this redo? what do you make of former speaker. >> i don't think the nancy pelosi le
FOX News
Nov 5, 2013 6:00am PST
: a fox news alert. president obama rewriting his most memorable promise that was stated at least 29 times, whether americans can keep the health plains under obamacare. martha: you heard it over and over, both before and after the healthcare overhaul. >> if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep our healthcare plan, period. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. [applause] martha: period, right? doesn't seem to leave too much room for interpretation. bill: there are a lot of web sites that link every one of the times it was spoken this way. it was 24-30. listen to what the president said last night in washington, d.c. >> if you had or have one of these plans before the affordable care act came into law and you like that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn't changed since the law passed. bill: there is an f there. how does the president just d there is an if there. >> reporter: this came after weeks of republican complaints that the promise if you like your healthcare plan you could keep it wasn't being delivered. people are
FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 6:00am PST
secretary jay carney trying to defend president obama's memorable promise to americans. reporters pressing the white house to admit the president misspoke when he said if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it. here is mr. carney's answer to that question. >> the president was refer together law and the fact the law was written in a way and everybody who closely covered the drafting of that legislation knew of the grandfathering clause in the law and he was referring to the implementation of that law through the rule process. when the rule was issuered secretary sebelius and others spoke to the press about the fact that not everybody if insurance companies change their plans or cancel their plans they would give up the opportunities to grandfather those plans in. martha: alan colmes joins me now. and tucker carlson. editor of "the daily caller." jay carney has a tough job right now. they are coming at him from the front row. that answer just went on and on and on. i'm not sure what he said. >> it's all they have got. here are some word that don't make sense and shame on you for aski
FOX News
Nov 28, 2013 6:00am PST
they can't hold on to their position. but it will require distancing themselves from president obama as an individual and obamacare as a policy. heather: just before the thanksgiving break democrats were already distancing themselves. you had democrats voting for the house plan to allow americans to say on their health plans. this was after the president announced his own fix to the plan. >> we are getting more and more bad news about obamacare each day. yesterday it was the small business rollout has been delayed for about a year. democrats understand the only way they can get reelected is to distance themselves from an increasingly unpopular president and unpopular policies. so it's every man and woman for themselves. >> the small business plan pushing it back possibly until after the 2014 mid-terms. they didn't have a hard date. but that seems to be the plan there. is that a strategic move by the administration? >> the administration knows obamacare is not a winner. so they are trying to push back as many of the deadlines as far as possible. but that being said, that's not a recip
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